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Washington Co. Sheriff’s Office investigates string of burglaries

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WASHINGTON COUNTY (WITI) — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a recent string of residential burglaries occurring in the county. The daytime burglaries occurred between the end of July and through August:

  • 600 block of Colgate Rd. Village of Richfield — Forced entry. Cash, change and jewelry taken.
  • 2800 block of Mayfield Rd. Town of Polk — Entry through unlocked door. Change taken.
  • 3400 block of South Shore Dr. Village of Richfield — Entry through unlocked door. Medication, laptop and television taken.

These burglaries are believed to be related to several suspicious person calls received in the same time period.

  • 6200 block of Cty Tk M Town of Trenton — A female suspect with blond hair and large frame glasses approached a residence asking if a certain person lived there. The person did not live there. One week later, at the same residence,a male suspect knocked on the door and asked if it would be okay if he used their back field to do some driving with his golf clubs. He was told no. The suspect left with a companion in a smaller black or dark colored pickup truck.
  • 4600 block of Maple Rd Town of Jackson — A smaller black pickup truck pulled into a driveway. A blond female suspect knocked on the door and asked where the nearest gas station was.
  • 4300 block of Pleasant Hill Rd. Village of Richfield — A male suspect with blond hair came to the residence in an older black pickup truck. The suspect walked to a garage door, then rang the front doorbell. When the homeowner answered the door, the suspect seemed surprised to find someone home. The suspect asked the homeowner if he owned the wheat field behind the residence.

These suspects appear to be casing residences looking for unoccupied homes to burglarize. If a homeowner is there, they ask questions that should raise suspicion. The suspects being sought are described as:

  • White male, 20s, longer, dirty blond hair. Has worn a black t-shirt or a light colored shirt and jeans.
  • White female. 20s, blond hair, possibly large frame glasses, seen wearing a flannel shirt.

The vehicle is described as:

  • Black pickup truck, similar to a Chevy S-10 or Ford Ranger, older in condition

Residents are asked to report any suspicious circumstances involving these suspects or the suspect vehicle to the Sheriff’s Office. These suspects may be implicated in burglaries outside of Washington County and the Sheriff’s Office is coordinating investigations and following up on leads with those authorities.

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